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    $600 in half an hour?

    Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:08 pm

    Hi, just joined today.

    I started gambling a couple of years ago on the pokies. Just $20 here and there... at first.

    So switch to the start of the year, I decided to increase my bet size for a couple of spins (you know where this is going) and the free games came up. I won about $700...

    Now that was fine, I thought "I'll put this money in the bank." which I did at the time.

    Skip to one week later and it's all gone from my bank account...

    Since then I have been trying to relive that miraculous win. I've upped my bet to max bet on almost every spin now.

    A couple of hours ago I went to the pub for "One beer." and whilst there I decided to put some money in the machines. I was hitting max spins, because I had a lot of money in my wallet, all my bills were payed, and I told myself "this is spending money.". So I just kept reaching into my wallet, $20, $50 at a time going through the machine. Then I looked in my wallet and it was all gone. There was $600 in there...

    I mean I haven't skipped the rent, I'm not going to go hungry, I pay the bills in advance as auto payments... But it hurts. It hurts that something that started so small can turn into this nightmare.

    So, after that happened I came here for advice. I watched some documentary on Youtube called "Ka' Ching poKie nation". It helped me a little to know that they do this on purpose. But I have always been one to struggle with addiction. 32 times I tried to quit smoking, took me 16 years to finally put the bong down (2 years clean). I'm worried that this is going to be the same problem all over again.

    Now I'm broke, as I said I won't go hungry, the bills have been payed. But lately it seems like I'm just waiting for more money to put it through the machines.
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    Junior Member
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    Joined: Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:19 pm

    Re: $600 in half an hour?

    Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:32 pm

    Hi 600 in half hour! I am glad to read I am not the only one today, that has lost large amounts of money in a short space of time! Just when I thought I had control wham.
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    Junior Member
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    Joined: Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:05 pm

    Re: $600 in half an hour?

    Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:33 pm

    This is a very common problem for me.

    Three weeks ago I won the major.. 11 thousand dollars. I put it all in the bank.. guess what? There’s none left.. I max bet the whole lot away over less than a month on the Pokies

    Tomorrow is day one for me
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